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BDS Inspection Delays Due to Inclement Weather

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December 15, 2016

Contact: Ross Caron, BDS Public Information Officer, (503) 823-4268

BDS Inspection Delays Due to Inclement Weather

On days when most roads are covered in snow and ice, the Bureau of Development Services (BDS) postpones inspections in the interest of the safety of employees. The bureau will, however, respond to requests for power restoration for heat and communication systems. Additionally, if downtown is cleared and construction sites can be safely traversed, BDS will provide limited commercial and trade inspections in that area.

When large arterial streets are passable, inspections are often still inhibited by substantial snow and ice remaining on residential streets and sidewalks and in parking lots. The bureau monitors conditions closely throughout each business day and makes every effort to make inspections on a timely basis, while keeping safety in mind. BDS staff will contact inspection customers as soon as possible to inform them of any delays and reschedule when conditions allow.

BDS recognizes and values our business and community partners’ reliance on the services and resources we provide and appreciate your patience as we adjust our services during inclement weather..

If you are interested in learning more about the Bureau of Development Services, please visit us at and subscribe to receive other Bureau of Development Services notification.


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